The Erie Canal Heritage Trail (aka Canalway Trail) is a 220 mile hiking route from Lockport to Fairport. The gravel trail follows old canal towpaths and abandoned railway corridors.
Directions to trailhead in Lockport: Heading east from downtown on Route 31, turn North onto Cold Springs Road. Cross a bridge and turn right onto North Canal Road to parking area.
The hiking trail also is accessible in Batavia, Fairport, Palmyra.
Overall, Erie Canal Trail is the 32nd most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in New York.